China's Vice President Xi Jinping unveils the plaque at the opening of Australia's first Chinese Medicine Confucius Institute at the RMIT University in Melbourne on June 20, 2010. The Confucius Institute will promote the study of Chinese culture and language with a focus on Chinese Medicine - one of the …

China Censors the Letter ‘N’ to Suppress Criticism of Xi Jinping

As if Communist China’s frenzy to suppress criticism of Xi Jinping’s bid for a lifetime in office wasn’t weird enough already, users of the Twitter-like Weibo social media platform report that the letter “N” was briefly classified as an “illegal” search term.

HONG KONG - JUNE 29: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Pro-democracy protesters holds a sit-in demanding the release of activist Liu Xiaobo on the day of the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping on June 29, 2017 in Hong Kong. Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Hong Kong between June …

Chinese Censors Struggle to Block Social Media Salutes to Nobel Winner Liu Xiaobo

The Chinese government worked very hard to erase the existence of Nobel Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo, making it a criminal offense merely to mention his name. Nevertheless, Chinese citizens are finding clever ways to dodge the Beijing Internet police, celebrating the life of the famed democracy activist and mourning his death in custody this week.

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Internet Takeover Update: China’s ‘Consensus Net’ Goes Offline

A few months ago, China’s mildly iconoclastic Consensus Media Group began worrying about Beijing’s authoritarian crackdown on “liberal voices in mainland publications.” Since that time, one of the group’s magazines has ceased publication, management has been reshuffled at another, and the popular “Consensus Net” website has suddenly gone dark.